Sex and the City: The Russian Dessert

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Charlotte: Well, it all sounds very old world to me. Very 18th century Russia.
Carrie: Yes, and I live in New York City circa now. I think it’s romantic when someone offers me a seat on the subway.

When I think about anything Russian related, only one thing comes to mind: Aleksandr Petrovsky. For those of you who are drawing a blank, he was Carrie’s love interest in Sex and the City. In my opinion, he was a better match for her than Big,  his only flaw being work came first (well, nobody’s perfect). Plus, Big played one too many mind games!! Anywho, as I was browsing online for new recipes, I came across this Russian dessert known as Raspberry Pretzel Jell-O, which looked too good to resist. Not to mention, it also seemed easy.

DIY_JelloPretzel_Ingredients

Ingredients:

6 oz package Raspberry Jell-O
2 cups boiling water
2 cups pretzels
1/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter
1 (8oz) package cream cheese – softened
1 (8oz) package Cool Whip – thawed
1 cup sugar
1 bag frozen raspberries – thawed in refrigerator

Step 1)  Boil water and combine 6 oz pack of Jell-O and stir in until diluted. Then set aside and cool til room temperature.

Step 2) Put 2 cups of pretzels in a ziploc bag and crush using a rolling pin.

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Step 3) Melt 1 stick of butter, then add 1/4 cup of sugar and stir. Add crushed pretzels and stir again until butter and sugar are absorbed.

Step 4) Thinly spread pretzels  across a 13 x 9 pan and  place in  the oven for 10 mins @ 350 degrees.

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Step 5) Stir softened cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar until it’s smooth.

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Step 6) Mix in cool whip until thick.

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Step 7) Spread evenly on top of pretzels (make sure there are no cracks or else Jell-O can leak in).

Step 8) Evenly place raspberries over the spread.

Step 9) Pour Jell-O over raspberries and refrigerate until set.

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Step 10) Cut, serve, and enjoy!

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Prijatnovo appetita!

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